The Path Forward: Introducing ARIN’s New IRR

After receiving multiple ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP) requests to update our existing Internet Routing Registry (IRR), we opened two community consultations last year to see if the community wanted us to take on the project of improving this service and what that would look like. The response was clear. The community would like us to: Improve the validity of the IRR data Work with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) on authorization schemes…

"The Path Forward: Introducing ARIN’s New IRR"

IP Geolocation: The Good, The Bad, & The Frustrating

Here at ARIN, one of the most common topics we hear about from our customers is geolocation of IP addresses. Common concerns include: Hey, I got a new block and I am based in Canada, but the search engine I use thinks I’m in the United States. My video streaming service won’t let me log in because it thinks I’m outside my home country. This online location finder says I’m in another state. How do…

"IP Geolocation: The Good, The Bad, & The Frustrating"

What drives IPv6 deployment?

It’s been almost seven years since World IPv6 Launch day on 6 June 2011. In those seven years, we’ve managed to place ever-increasing pressure on the dwindling pools of available IPv4 addresses, but we have still been unable to complete the transition to an all-IPv6 Internet. Nobody predicted this situation when we first thought about the consequences of running out of IPv4 addresses. We all thought that the depletion of IPv4 addresses would, in a…

"What drives IPv6 deployment?"

Changes to Out-of-Region ROUTE, ROUTE6, and AUT-NUM Objects in the RIPE Database

Beginning in September 2018, RIPE is implementing changes to out-of-region route, route6, and aut-num objects in its database. First, users will not be allowed to create new route, route6, and aut-num objects for out-of-region resources in the RIPE routing registry. Second, existing route, route6, and aut-num objects for out-of-region resources in the RIPE database will have their “source:” attribute changed from “RIPE” to “RIPE-NONAUTH.” If you have routing objects in the RIPE database that reflect…

"Changes to Out-of-Region ROUTE, ROUTE6, and AUT-NUM Objects in the RIPE Database"

IPv6 Addressing Plan Design for Service Providers

Clearcable IPv6 Case Study Clearcable has been involved with IPv6 since the early 2000s when commercial products began to emerge. In the early days, it was nothing more than testing, experimentation and lab use; however, by 2008, we had set out on a campaign to start educating our service provider clients on IPv6 and need to start implementing IPv6.Convincing them was a difficult task, and we did not make much headway; however, there were a…

"IPv6 Addressing Plan Design for Service Providers"

Have You Heard About NRPM 4.10?

You may have heard that ARIN’s IPv4 free pool ran out over two years ago. Since then, many organizations have decided to #Get6 and transition to IPv6. However, some of these IPv6 networks find they still need a small block of IPv4 addresses to help get their IPv4 customers and service to/from IPv6-only networks. Because the IPv4 free pool depleted, it’s not as easy to receive IPv4 addresses from the free pool these days. In…

"Have You Heard About NRPM 4.10?"

Make IPv6 Work For You, Not Against You

Watch Communications IPv6 Case Study Watch Communications started as a telephone company back in 1902; I worked at Omnicity, where we had built a small IPv6 network prior to being acquired by Watch Communications in 2010. When we came on board, Watch Communications said they wanted to look into doing IPv6 too. Today we have every office IPv6-enabled and push IPv6 to our hosting customers. On the Internet service side, our biggest hurdle has been…

"Make IPv6 Work For You, Not Against You"

A Common Mistake with DHCPv6

A few weeks ago, I visited a former customer at their office. When I passed the coffee room, someone saw my IPv6 t-shirt and said, “Since you know everything about IPv6, why do we have a problem between server1 and server2? They are located on the same VLAN, and when we ping between them with IPv6 it’s unstable, but it’s 100% stable with IPv4.” This organization has a few hundred Windows 2008 (or newer) servers…

"A Common Mistake with DHCPv6"

A Beautiful Way to Run the Network

Communicate Freely IPv6 Case Study Communicate Freely in Port Perry, Ontario has 100% IPv6 availability to all customers.  As the founder of the company, I made an executive decision to deploy IPv6 because it’s the right thing to do. As the only shareholder at the time, I didn’t have to convince others with an immediate return on investment and was able to make the decision on its technical merits. We wanted to be part of…

"A Beautiful Way to Run the Network"

ARIN Bits: June 2018

We’re diving into summer with a productive second quarter behind us! In this edition of ARIN Bits, you’ll learn about our new fee schedule, the ARIN fellowship program, key election dates, our 2017 annual report, tips from our Registration and Financial Services teams, and more.  Did you miss last quarter’s edition? You can find all past editions on our ARIN Bits page. New Fee Schedule Effective 1 July At its 24 May 2018 meeting, the ARIN…

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